ALICE SPRINGS MEN’S SHED RESEARCH PROJECT
CASSE is in partnership with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAACAC) in Alice Springs to develop and evaluate an Aboriginal model of best practice of Men’s sheds in Central Australia that can provide support for men to heal from traumatic experiences and support the empowerment of men in their communities in order to create safe and supportive communities for all members. It is promoting emotional wellbeing using a participatory action research or empowerment research program.
A Male Leadership Group is being established with men from peak Aboriginal organisations, different language groups and traditional owners and will work with the Male Sub-Committee established by CAACAC which comprises the CAACAC Chair William Tilmouth and Board members Joe Hayes, Chippy Miller and researcher Ricky Hayes. A preventive and treatment group program has been developed, called ‘Breakthrough Violence’, which uses a mentalisation framework and is being delivered through Ingkintja (Male Health at CAACAC). For more information about this program contact us.
Ken Lechleitner is the Project Officer and Aboriginal Male Research Assistant for the Men’s Shed Research Project.